Weekly Bulletin 20th May 2022
We have had a busy week in school this week. Our Y3 and Y6 children have been taking part in a litter pick around the school grounds and our local area. With equipment loaned from Durham County Council our children have collected rubbish and helped to make our community a tidier place. Children in Y5 delivered a wonderfully informative and fun assembly all about the Vikings. Thank you to all who attended.
As you will be aware, we work in partnership with the Parish Council and Durham Police to address issues of parking and access to the school by car. Residents have expressed a number of concerns about parking and cars being driven along the pavements. I ask all parents to consider the safety of our children and drive responsibly when using the roads within Shincliffe. This will ensure the safety of all of our children and the wider community.
Each week I want to include a ‘snapshot’ of some of the things going on in school. For example, news from our ECO team, Worship group, V.I.P. (Very International People) and SNAG (School Nutrition Action Group). This week our focus is on the work of our School Council and an update is shared below.
To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Friday the 27th May, we have decided to dress in red, white and blue. You do not need to wear all three but it would be appreciated if possible. On this day we would like you to bring in a pound for the Halo Trust Charity. We looked into a number of the charities that the Queen supports and we have chosen this charity because it helps to clear up unexploded bombs from war torn countries. This helps keep children safe. We are also looking forward to having a picnic lunch and we want to say a big thank you to FOSS for providing an ice-cream treat in the afternoon.
William and Eleanor
Year 3, 4, 6 Eco Litter Pick
We’ve had a successful morning picking litter up from around the village and we will be looking to plan another litter pick soon.
As the weather is warming up, please remember to apply a long-lasting sun cream before your child comes to school. Please also provide a named sun-hat.
For a full list of school holiday dates please see the school website.
Friday 20th May – FOSS School Disco
Wednesday 25th May – Reception visit to Hardwick Park
Friday 27th May at 10am – Platinum Jubilee Celebration Coffee morning – Parents Welcome
Friday 27th May – Platinum Jubilee Celebration Street Party Lunch
Tuesday 7th June- Friday 10th June – Y1 Phonics screening check
Tuesday 7th June – Reception Dinosaur Workshop
Wednesday 8th June – Y6 Leavers Service at Durham Cathedral
Friday 10th June at 9.15am – Pentecost Eucharist – All welcome
Monday 13th June – Y4 Durham Cathedral Visit
Tuesday 14th June – Y1 Visit to Hall Hill Farm
Tuesday 14th June – Y6 Visit to the Gala Theatre -‘A Right Royal Do’ Performance
Thursday 16th June at 9.10am – Y2 Class Assembly – Y2 Parents Welcome
Monday 20th June – Y2 Visit to St. Mary’s Lighthouse
Tuesday 21st June – Y4 Visit to Vindolanda
Tuesday 21st June – Y1 & Y6 ‘Captain Chemistry’
Wednesday 22nd June at 9.10am – Y1 Class Assembly – Y1 Parents Welcome
Friday 24th June – Y2 & Y4 ‘Captain Chemistry’
Monday 27th June – Y5 Beamish
Thursday 30th June – Rec & Y3 ‘Captain Chemistry’
Friday 1st July – Y5 ‘Captain Chemistry’
Saturday 2nd July – FOSS Summer Fair
Tuesday 5th July – Y1 Visit to Raby Castle
Thursday 7th July at 9.10am – Reception Class Assembly – REC Parents Welcome
Monday 18th July at 2.45pm – Y6 Leavers’ Assembly – Y6 Parents Welcome
Wednesday 20th July – Y3 visit to Oriental Museum
Thursday 21st July at 10am – Y6 Leavers’ Service at St Mary’s Y6 Parents Welcome
Thursday 21st July – School closes for Summer holiday.
First Aid Update
We have made some amendments to our injury slip, you will note there is now advice to monitor your child following their injury. We will now be sending a copy of the NHS Head Injury Advice Notice along with any head bump. You can download a copy of this here.
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
During the week beginning 23rd of May, we are organising a number of activities and events within school to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the Queen’s 70-year reign. Each class has selected one decade from the 1950’s to 2020’s and will be researching a range of topics such as royal family events, music, fashion, toys, children’s books and films, technology and inventions (maybe some opportunities for dressing up too!).
On Friday 27th May at 10am, we would like to invite parents and carers into school for a Jubilee Coffee morning; come along and have a coffee, a cream scone and view our exhibition of the work the children have created to celebrate this special event. In addition to this, we would also like to ask the children to dress in red, white and blue for the day. We have organised a ‘Street Party’ themed lunch on the school field and we will end our celebrations with an ice-cream before home time.
If you have any memories, stories or memorabilia you would like to share with us from different decades or previous jubilees, please feel free to share these with your child and teachers.
FOSS Summer Fair
The FOSS Summer Fair will be on Saturday 2nd July 10 -12.
There will be a planning meeting at the Rose Tree pub 7pm on Wednesday 8th June, we look forward to welcoming anyone able to help out or with ideas for the event.
If you can’t make it but are able to spare an hour to make the event run please get in touch via the Facebook page.
This half term we are exploring the value of thankfulness. Our thinking will be focussed on the story of Easter and what they can tell us about thankfulness. Mr Rumbles, Mrs Matthews, Fr. Peter, Fr. Bill and the pupils, will lead worship.
Some further information about this half term’s value:
This half term we are focussing on Thankfulness as our whole school Christian Value. We will be looking at why being thankful is important and discussing what the children are thankful for in their lives.
Some things to think about:
- How can we express our appreciation and thankfulness in the life of the school?
- How can we demonstrate that we see the good things of life as a blessing and a gift rather than a right?
- How can we be thankful for more than just material possessions?
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